Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: S. E. Pennsylvania
Dogs Name: Harvard, Jezebel, & Mabel
Titles: AKC CH & GrCh, RN, CGC & CGCA
Dogs Age: 12/20/07, 2/26/12, and 2/26/18
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I agree with everyone else that it does look like a Doberman - but for sure probably younger than 6 weeks and very thin. I agree with feeding him at least 4-6 times a day. For puppies that age, I soaked their kibble for at least 1/2 hour before feeding. I think its ok to use some milk replacer for a couple of weeks to soak the kibble in. A normal 8 week old puppy should be eating about 3 cups of high quality kibble 3-4 times a day. I don't generally add a lot of stuff to kibble for young puppies, but a little bit of full fat greek yogurt might be good. Just a small spoonful to start.
The starved puppy I fostered many years ago was 7 months old when I got him - he was 21 pounds when rescued. I fed him about 4-5 times a day. Soaked kibble with chicken and noodles with chicken broth. I don't know if that would be too rich for a really young puppy.
Hopefully your puppy will really start putting on some weight when fed a good quality of kibble and plenty of it. If he doesn't, I'd really start to worry.
Keep us informed on how he does - good luck to you!
Mary Jo Ansel
AKC GRCH/UKC CH Fitzmar's Command A Minute CGC "Harvard"
Fitzmar's Victory Hop Devil RN CGC "Jezebel"
Ch Jalyn One Moment Please "Mabel"